A six-game baseball series between the Kansas City Monarchs and Kansas City Blues began on this date. The Monarchs came out ahead and won the Kansas City Star’s praise as “The New City Champions.” This photo shows famed baseball player wearing a Monarchs uniform sometime between 1935 and 1942.

Based upon content from the book This Day In Missouri History by Ross Malone, author and Missouri historian. Get your copy.

Photo credit: Untitled photo shows: Satchel Paige, in the Kansas City Monarchs uniform at a baseball game. [Between 1935 and 1942] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/2017767772/.